Knowledge Articles

Headlamps for Climbers
Watch your local Petzl rep Ross Mailloux break down the lineup of Petzl headlamps. With a huge array of headlamps available on the market today it can be confusing to select which one is best suited to you and your...
Climbing Reflections - 2024
Throughout the year, we delve into the intertwined narratives of ascents and existential reflections. Through captivating imagery and poignant tales, we explore thoughts, ideas, and concepts from various fields of literature and philosophy, ranging from the humorous to the profound....
Climbing Shoe Fit Guide
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rock jock, climbing shoes have the biggest impact on your performance and enjoyment on the rock. It’s the only thing you can pay for that can automatically make you a better climber.
The Progressor 200 - Track Your Finger Strength
  The Progressor 200 is a portable training tool designed to track climbers' finger strength.This new sleek device, scientifically known as a dynamometer, calculates your muscular strength with precise force readings while training. It is lightweight, robust and seamlessly connects...
Crash Pad Gear Guide
Crash pads are for landing on. Once upon a time, hardcore boulderers just used a dirty rag as a landing zone. After a few hectic falls and broken hips, the climbers of lore realized that padding might be nice to have on the ground. Things have advanced a bit since then.
Elements of a Bouldering Shoe
Watch product manager and renowned route developer Tyrone Brett break down the key elements of a bouldering shoe. We stock shoes for traditional climbing, sport climbing and specifically for both indoor and outdoor bouldering. If you are looking for the...
Portable Training Products
Watch product Manager Yuki Kuroda break down the selection of portable training products we have available.
Reel Rock 18 - Coming to Squamish
On Feb 20th and 21st 2024, we are hosting Reel Rock 18 at the Eagle Eye Theatre in Squamish, BC. Come experience 4 amazing new films from the premier global platform for award-winning climbing films.
Injury Prevention for Climbers
Sustaining injuries is an unfortunate aspect of climbing, given the considerable stress it imposes on the entire human body. It's virtually inevitable that climbers who engage in regular training will encounter a range of discomforts, from minor aches and pains to more severe strains or injuries throughout their lifetime. Accidents are an inherent risk, and unless one possesses the ability to time travel, complete avoidance is improbable. This article delves into the various themes surrounding injuries and, more significantly, offers strategic insights to help prevent injuries in the first place. Additionally, it explores the most prevalent types of injuries that impact climbers.
Training Resources
So, you purchased your first hangboard, pull block, or training bar and are determined to get stronger. The question is, where to start and how best to focus your limited time and energy?
Unrivalled Excellence: Why Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags Are Worth the Investment
In the realm of outdoor gear, where high-quality choices are common amongst outdoor equipment brands, Western Mountaineering stands out as a beacon of excellence, going above and beyond what many consider high quality. The brand's sleeping bags, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship and performance, have become a favourite among a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts and professionals.
Lillooet Ice Climbing Festival
January 26th, 27th and 28th, 2024 Presented by Climb On Equipment & Danny O'Farrell In Partnership with Black Diamond Equipment, Arcteryx, CAMP, Petzl & Edelrid The Lillooet ice climbing festival is a grassroots festival that has been revived after a...
Skin Care For Indoor Climbers
Rhino Skin Solutions has developed products that help prepare, heal and recover your skin for both indoor training and outdoor climbing. Climber's skin is one of the key tools that can limit performance and reduce the ability to train.
Gifts For Climbers
Do you have a climber in your life and want to buy them a thoughtful gift this Christmas but don't know where to start? Do you listen to their climbing conversations filled with jargon and terminology with bewilderment? Don’t worry, we can help you make a perfect gift decision this holiday season with our gift for climbers guide.
Gloves For Ice Climbing & Mixed Climbing
Ice climbing is tough on the hands, from frozen fingers to smashing your knuckles on ice mushrooms. Just trying to stay warm after sweating your way up to a freezing top belay is difficult so ice climbers always own a...
Classic Ice Climbs In Southwest BC

The southwest of BC isn't renowned for its world-class ice climbing but spend a little time digging deeper and when the Goldilocks conditions arrive the ice can be spectacular and often unexplored. 

Climbing Cam Gear Guide
Due to the ease and convenience of quickly selecting, placing, and removing cams, and with their superior performance in parallel cracks, cams are the staple of the modern day crack climbing rack.
Celebrating Project Pride
Project Pride Squamish is a community bouldering event open to the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies. This unique gathering aims to unite climbers in celebration of the sport while emphasizing inclusion and diversity. Now in its second annual anniversary, we spent the day with the organizer Michelle LeBlanc to capture the vibe in a short video.
Why Go Fast and Light?

Fast and Light Petzl Athlete Colin Haley beautifully argues the freedom of being lighter. Lighter is always better, right? Perhaps not, and you’ll be surprised to know it’s not for reasons you may think.

Skin Care Guide

The issue that troubles the majority of sport climbers and boulderers is tip skin. It can kill the psyche immediately if when you pull off the ground for the first move your tips are screaming in pain. So let's talk about how to best deal with that as well as touch on a few techniques for dealing with pockets, cracks and some other skin ruining monsters.

Glacier Travel Kit
Gaining access to routes guarded by snow and ice often leads climbers to learn the nuances of glacial travel. The importance of knowing self-rescue becomes evident when standing in front of a gaping crevasse or while walking a sagging snow...